Uncifera acuminata Lindl. 1859

Inflorescence and Plant

Photos by Rudolf JennyThe Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Drawing by eFloras.org Flora of China Website

Full shadecool Cold Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Acuminate Uncifera - In China Cha Bui Lan

Flower Size 1/4" [7 mm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, Bhutan and Nepal in dense forests on tree trunks at elevations of 1300 to 2300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an arching terete, slender many noded stem carrying a few to several, distichous, narrowly lanceolate to oblique-oblong, acute to slightly praemorse leaves that blooms in the spring through early summer on an arching, 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate floral bracts and slightly fleshy flowers that do not open well

Synonyms Saccolabium acuminatum (Lindl.) Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Vol 22 Hooker 1893 as Saccolabium acuminatum drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Saccolabium acumiantum drawing ok; Indian Orchids, A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; Orchids of Bhutan Pearcve & Cribb 2002; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 Drawing/photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;